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BOSTON, MA, June 24, 2015 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Seasons Hospice Foundation and Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care will be celebrating the opening of its new 15-bed inpatient center at 597 Randolph Avenue in Milton. The new inpatient care center is designed to celebrate the traditional New England style architecture while creating a warm and caring home-like environment for the hospice patients and their families.
Hospice care is typically provided in the comfort of the patient's home. On occasion, when pain or symptoms cannot be adequately managed in the home setting, the patient may benefit from a short-term stay at the Seasons Hospice Inpatient Center where the focus is on the patient and family and their individual needs. In a uniquely serene, comfortable, and medically supported environment, patients, surrounded by loved ones, can access the highest level of hospice care to manage their symptoms. Once the pain or symptoms are controlled, the patient can be transitioned to home or to another setting for extended care. There is the only inpatient center of this kind in the Boston area that is exclusively providing this level of care.
Seasons Hospice Foundation, a national charitable foundation, purchased the land and built the inpatient center and is leasing it to Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care who will direct the clinical operations and manage the facility. A team of highly-skilled healthcare professionals, which includes physicians (certified in hospice and palliative medicine), skilled nurses, certified nurse assistants, social workers, music therapists, chaplains, hospice aides and volunteers are available to help patients overcome the complex challenges of symptom management and psychosocial needs that may occur at end of life.
"Seasons Hospice Foundation works in very close partnership with Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care for the benefit of the patients, their families, and the communities we serve to improve and enhance the end of life care experience," said Greg Grabowski, President of Seasons Hospice Foundation. "The Foundation helps to grant wishes, extends support to caregivers, sponsors special programs such as a bereavement camp for children called Camp Kangaroo, and funds community education and applied research. We are excited to have a stronger connection to the community by opening this inpatient center and bringing these special programs to the Boston area."
"The Seasons Hospice Inpatient Center represents our long-awaited ability of our clinical team to provide the gold standard of inpatient hospice care for our patients and their families, offering a homelike environment to support them during their greatest period of need," said Kathy Bliss, MSN, RN, CHPCA, Executive Director of Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care. "The Milton community has embraced this project and we cannot express our gratitude enough for their extraordinary support. Every day we identify patients who would benefit from this unmet need and our ability to offer this to them as part of our extraordinary array of hospice services is a source of great excitement for all of our staff."
Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care will be celebrating the opening of its new inpatient center with several open house opportunities. Please join us on Wednesday, June 24th for an a VIP open house from 5:00-8:30 p.m. with cocktails and hors d' oeuvres. On Thursday June 25, we will be hosting an open house for the healthcare community from 3:30-6:30 p.m. We are pleased to invite the community to an Open House on June 28 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care's inpatient center is located at the at the corner of Randolph Ave and Reedsdale Rd in Milton.
Seasons Hospice Foundation
Even small acts can have a profound impact on the lives of hospice patients and those closest to them. Seasons Hospice Foundation incorporated as a free standing 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization, brings comfort to hospice patients and families, supports community education to increase awareness about the benefits of hospice, funding for special programs and applied research to improve the quality of hospice care.
Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care
Part of SHPC, founded in 2007, Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care of Massachusetts has served more than 3,500 families in the Greater Boston area. Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care is the largest private Hospice provider in the nation. Seasons offers high-quality compassionate care in 17 states through our 24 Medicare-certified programs and 12 Hospice Inpatient Centers. In 2014, Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care served more than 18,000 patients totaling 1.3 million patients days.
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